Meetings for the groups below are suspended until further notice:
Reflections On Faith
Rosary Altar Society
Rel. Ed. sessions are temporarily suspended
March 15, 22, & 29 classes are cancelled. Sessions will resume on Sunday, April 5th (Palm Sunday). If any further change becomes necessary, all families will be informed.
The Designer Bag Bingo Fundraiser is cancelled
Originally scheduled for April 24th.
Once a new date is planned, an announcement will be made.
Bingo is cancelled until further notice
IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS NOTICES
From the Bishop's Desk:
"Given the difficulties of obtaining some types of food and the many other sacrifices which we are suddenly experiencing given the coronavirus, I have granted a dispensation from abstaining from meat on Fridays for rest of Lent, except Good Friday which is universal law."
The Most Rev. James F. Checchio
Bishop of Metuchen
Temporary Suspension of Public Masses
All public Masses throughout the Diocese of Metuchen will be temporarily suspended beginning no later than March 18 and resume no earlier than April 3, 2020, when the situation will be re-evaluated as circumstances unfold. Despite the suspension of public Masses, a private Mass will be celebrated daily at 7 a.m. in the Cathedral of Saint Francis of Assisi and can be viewed at that time on their website: www.stfranciscathedral.org. Televised or online celebrations of the Mass and other religious programming are available for use of the faithful on several television channels.
The Catholic faithful of the Diocese — priests, religious and lay faithful — are advised to keep informed and updated regarding the progress of the coronavirus pandemic during this global, national and state emergency. We will continue to monitor the situation and continue to communicate with you.
As the situation evolves, more resources and updates will continue to be posted on our diocesan website: diometuchen.org/coronavirus; and on our diocesan social media pages: @diocesemetuchen.
Message from Monsignor Corona
All Masses will be celebrated without the congregation.
God bless you and please be safe!
MASS TIMES & CONFESSION
Weekend Masses in the Church:
Saturdays: Vigil at 5 pm
Sundays at 10 am
7 am and 7 pm in the Church
Fridays of Lent:
Stations of the Cross in the Chapel at 7 pm
Mass at 7 pm in the Church followed by Adoration until 11 pm
Service at 3 pm
Youth Stations of the Cross at 7 pm
Vigil Mass at 7 pm
Mass at 10 am
Weekday Masses in the Parish Center Chapel: 7:30 am
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturdays: 4 pm to 4:45 pm or by appointment
Sundays of Lent: 9 to 9:45 am
Tuesday and Friday: 10 am to 1:30 pm
CONTACT OUR STAFF
- Rev. Msgr. Michael J Corona, Administrator
- Jean Tietjen, Pastoral Assistant/Secretary
- Diana Curran, Reader Scheduler
- Mary Liebau, Eucharistic Minister Scheduler
- Jeanne Enteman, Director of Religious Education
- Lidia D'Armiento, Youth Ministry Advisor
- Edward Nowicki, Accounts Payable
- Bill Dorward, Facilities Maintenance/ Custodian
YOUR VOICE MATTERS SURVEY RESULTS
Click here to view or download the full results of the Your Voice Matters Survey
HELP AND SUPPORT
CHOIR MEMBERS NEEDED
Choir Singers are needed for the Holy Week, Easter and Confirmation celebrations in April and May. Adult and Youth, male and female, are encouraged to join. Rehearsals are mandatory due to the programs to be learned and the time remaining. See our organist and eave your contact information with him or the rectory by February 29/March 1. All details will be given to you.
Once an adequate number of voices has come forth, rehearsals will begin on a majority-convenient evening, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
HEART TO HEART
The Heart to Heart Ministry will accept food items, both can goods and non-perishable items. Items may be left in the church vestibule in the Heart to Heart box. All donations will be given to the Shiloh Baptist Church in Plainfield which serves a large needy population int he Plainfield area. Thank you for your generosity!
BINGO VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED!
CONTACT JEAN TIETJEN
Pastoral Assistant/Secretary for information
(908) 754-8812, opt. 3
The Diocese of Metuchen is looking for men who are interested in becoming Permanent Deacons. A new diaconate formation class will begin in spring 2020. Applications for the 2020 class will be accepted near the end of this summer. If you have any questions, or wish to advise that you will attend, please contact the diocesan Diaconate Office at 732-562-2423. Thank you!
CHILDREN'S LITURGY of the WORD
All children grades 1 through 5 are welcome to join the Children's Liturgy of the Word downstairs in the church hall during Sunday mass while religious education classes are in session. No sign up or registration needed.
JOIN OUR PARISH
HOLY HOUR FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM & PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS
Participants are invited to silently pray the rosary and other special prayers for the intentions of Christians world-wide who are being persecuted for their faith.
Eurcharistic Adoration Chapel at Our Lady of Fatima Parish Center
50 Van Winkle Pl, Piscataway
ADULT ENRICHMENT CLASSES
Wednesdays from 10 am to 11:30 am
St. John Neumann Pastoral Center. 146 Metlars Lane, Piscataway
Fr. Glenn Comandini - instructor
No fee, but registration is required:
732-562-1543 or online at:
Every Monday evening at 7:30 pm.
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or contact the parish office with questions.
BIBLE STUDY - SACRED SCRIPTURE
St. Luke's is excited to be starting a new adult education program, "Bible Study - Sacred Scripture: From the Mind to the Heart." In this group, we will explore the meaning behind scripture, how it relates to our daily lives and how it has a spiritual meaning for each of us.
Meetings will be on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm in the Parish Center Library. Light refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in signing up for the group, please see Jerry McKenna, Maria D'Antuono or Kathy Moncelsi after mass in the church vestibule. You can also contact Kathy Moncelsi at [email protected] / 848-219-2385 for more information or to sign up. Walk-ins are welcome.